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I have a lightscribe cd dvd writer that will not read the lightscribe discs. what can i so to fix this problem

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  • iowan_druid Dec 03, 2008

    the discs worked for the first couple times but now they do not work. the discs are the hp lightscribe made for the cd dvd writer.

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Did u buy generic discs?? sometimes u can get a bad batch of disc bring them back where u bought them and get new ones most places will exchange them with no problems

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

  • djishere Dec 04, 2008

    see if there is an update for your burner even still i would bring back the discs and get new set bad batch doent neccessarily mean that the stack is bad only some could be bad btw when burning do not do anything else while burning...even dual core why waste a disc

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